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Cultural Safari (10 Days/9 Nights)

Day 01: Nairobi:

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be received by Diwaka Safaris representative and transfer to your Nairobi hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight at CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL / SAFARI PARK HOTEL / SOUTHERN SUN HOTEL / NAIROBI SERENA / STANLEY HOTEL / PANAFRIC HOTEL / RED COURT HOTEL (B/B)

Day 02: Nairobi:

Breakfast at the Hotel. Full day excursion in Nairobi.

The city has not lost its sense of the past, with excellent museum. Visit the National Museum of Kenya, The National Archives located within the city centre while having a city tour. The railway Museum is also a place wit rich history of Nairobi an Kenya. Just outside the city is the historical home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa open to visitors. The Animal orphanage, Giraffe Center, and the cultural show case at the Bomas of Kenya. Return back to the Hotel.

Overnight at CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL / SAFARI PARK HOTEL / SOUTHERN SUN HOTEL / NAIROBI SERENA / STANLEY HOTEL / PANAFRIC HOTEL / RED COURT HOTEL (B/B)

Day 03: Nairobi - Samburu

Breakfast at the Hotel; begin your safari drive to the Northern frontier district via Isiolo to Samburu National Reserve. Lunch at a lodge/ Camp. Late afternoon game viewing drive.

Dinner and overnight at ASHNIL SAMBURU CAMP / SAMBURU SOPA LODGE / SAMBURU LODGE / SAMBURU SIMBA LODGE / LARSENS CAMP / SAMBURU INTREPIDS CAMP (F/B)

Day 04: Samburu:

Morning & late afternoon game viewing drives in this Reserves open wilderness in the northern frontier & its diverse wildlife. Visit to one of the communities' villages nearby Teso, Pokot can be a good way to experience and learn more about the local cultures of the Kalenjin collective.

All meals and overnight at ASHNIL SAMBURU CAMP / SAMBURU SOPA LODGE / SAMBURU LODGE / SAMBURU SIMBA LODGE / LARSENS CAMP / SAMBURU INTREPIDS CAMP (F/B)

Samburu takes its name from the nomadic tribe who live throughout this area. Shaba and Buffalo springs are also Samburu land. The Samburu have long used the waters of the Ewaso N'giro as a water source for their herds of goats, sheep and camels. In dry periods, they dig wells into the dry river bed, or take advantage of ready made wells dug by elephants.

Traditionally the Samburu hold great respect for the wild animals with whom they share this area.

Day 03: Nairobi - Aberdares

Breakfast at the lodge/camp; commence drive back through the fertile kikuyu highlands to Aberdares. Visit a kikuyu village to learn about Kikuyu culture and traditions. Lunch at the Aberdares Country Club. Later transfer to the Ark by lodge vehicle for late afternoon and night of game viewing, from the Lodge precincts. Dinner & overnight at THE ARK LODGE / TREE TOPS LODGE (F/B).

Kikuyu mythology, believe all of creation began at the summit of Mount Kenya. The mountain his resting place, and it was from here that he called forth Gikuyu, the father of the Kikuyu people. The Kikuyu culture has always remained bound by strict and strong ties of clan loyalty and an even stronger sense of tribal unity - still devoted to the original Nyumba ya Mumbi. The Kikuyu were widely affected by the coming of European settlers. The British found the highlands of Kenya to be ideal for settlement and farming and the Kikuyu were widely displaced.

Day 06: Samburu - Lake Nakuru:

Breakfast at the Lodge/Camp; afterwards depart for the Rift Valley passing via Nyahururu with a brief stop over to catch a glimpse of the Thompson Fall, the highest water fall in Kenya. Arrive in Nakuru in time for lunch at a Lodge/Camp in Lake Nakuru Nat'l Park. Late afternoon game viewing & bird watching drive.

Dinner and overnight at LAKE NAKURU LODGE / FLAMINGO HILL CAMP / SAROVA LION HILL LODGE / MBWEHA CAMP (F/B)

Day 07: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara:

After breakfast, drive south via Narok to the Maasai Mara Nat'l Reserve to arrive for lunch at the Lodge/Camp. Late afternoon game viewing drive.

Dinner & overnight at MARA SERENA LODGE / KEEKOROK LODGE / MARA ASHNIL CAMP / MARA SIMBA LODGE / MARA SOPA LODGE / MARA LEISURE CAMP / MARA SAROVA CAMP (F/B)

Day 08: Maasai Mara:

Early morning game viewing drive prior to breakfast. Visit to the homesteads (Manyatta) for more about Maasai culture & everyday life. With a foot safari trek to experience the bush & the wildlife from a completely different perspective to your own. Late Afternoon game drive.

Meals and overnight at MARA SERENA LODGE / KEEKOROK LODGE / MARA ASHNIL CAMP / MARA SIMBA LODGE / MARA SOPA LODGE / MARA LEISURE CAMP / MARA SAROVA CAMP (F/B)

The Maasai are undoubtedly one of the most famous traditional cultures on earth. To many people, the Maasai have come to represent Africa at its most primal, a fiercely independent tribe of legendary courage who sternly shun the modern world in favour of traditional rites and customs.
Cattle are very important to the Maasai, and are the subject of mystical beliefs and reverence. Wildlife is also considered sacred, especially the herds of wildebeest that regenerate the precious grasslands. Lions are considered a threat to cattle, which are enclosed in protective bomas of thorn at night.
There is a definite prominence given to the skills of warriorhood in Maasai culture, explaining their expansion and dominance of a wide range of lands throughout Kenya.

Day 09: Maasai Mara:

Early morning and late afternoon game viewing drives in this Reserve, with spectacular sceneries and diverse wildlife. Mid Morning and early afternoon relaxing at the lodge or at the pool. Option of a full day Game Drive with picnic lunch can be arranged.

Meals and overnight at MARA SERENA LODGE / KEEKOROK LODGE / MARA ASHNIL CAMP / MARA SIMBA LODGE / MARA SOPA LODGE / MARA LEISURE CAMP / MARA SAROVA CAMP (F/B)

Day 10: Maasai Mara - Nairobi:

After breakfast at the Lodge, embark on your journey back to Nairobi. On arrival in Nairobi transfer for a complimentary farewell lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant.

Simply an orgy for meat lovers - try the barbequed ostrich, crocodile amongst other varieties of meat which will be brought to your table on spears. In the style of a Brazilian churrasceria, 6 kms from the city centre, is a popular spot for meat lovers.

Later transfer to Jomo Kenyatta Intl. Airport for your scheduled international departure flight.

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airOn request, we can combine your safari itinerary with a stay at the beach hotels in Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu and Zanzibar for any number of nights.